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This debut feature film by acclaimed journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine for her show The Empire Files where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation of being a “propagandist” and an “agent of Iran.” In order to continue with the project Martin connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce the film through the blockaded border. The result is a collaboration that depicts Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before.

Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests – a six-week campaign composed of a series of protests near the Gaza-Israel border – Gaza Fights For Freedom features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians were killed by Israeli snipers since the outset of the movement on March 30, 2018.

The documentary tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage and info graphics that explains a complex history never acknowledged by mass media as first-hand accounts of victims of the ongoing massacre are relayed, including journalists, medics and the family of the internationally-acclaimed paramedic and humanitarian, Razan al-Najjar.

Above all else: Gaza Fights For Freedom is an indictment of the Israeli military for war crimes backed by thorough legal documentation, exclusive evidence, and pain-staking fact-finding all directed at exposing the truths of apartheid.

Filmmaker bio: Abby Martin is a journalist and presenter, born in Oakland. She hosted Breaking the Set on the Russian network RT America from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, Martin launched the investigative documentary and interview series The Empire Files. Gaza Fights For Freedom is her debut feature.

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  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English
  • Country
    Palestine, State of
  • Subtitle Language
  • Content Warning
    Adult content, violence
  • Director
    Abby Martin
  • Screenwriter
    Abby Martin, Mike Prysner
  • Producer
    Mike Prysner, Abdulkareem Ajjour, Yousef Abd Al-Rahman Ghaben
  • Composer
    John Prysner